wizard

Games Workshop's Gandalf miniature. Not sure what the flowers are about.pl. n. wizards; n. wizardry
1. in general use, one skilled in magic; from Middle English wysard, from wis, wys “wise.”
2. in the works of JRR Tolkien, a common name for the five Istari, maiar in human form sent by the Valar to aid Elves and Men in their fight against Sauron. See Blue Wizards.
3. in fantasy literature and gaming milieux, syn. with mage. See also spellcaster, magic-user.

Addendum: Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings is the archetype for fantasy wizards, from Belgarath to Dumbledore — the robes, the hat, the beard, the staff.

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